Skyfall

Gun Control According to 007

Here is an interesting twist in the complex relationship between government, gun violence, and Hollywood. There is a new approach to gun control – and it is inspired by the movies. All sensible people , even 90 percent of Americans, agree that individuals who suffer from mental illness should not be allowed to buy guns.…

The Avengers (2012) Director Joss Whedon on set

2012: For Your Consideration

Well, it had to happen. Time relentlessly marches on, and now it is officially awards season again. The critics’ boards are making their choices, Top 10 lists are filling my Twitter feed, and we even have our first front-runner controversy. Of course, all of the awards are just appetizers for the Oscars (which will air…

Daniel Craig;Judi Dench

“Skyfall” Pushes Bond to his Limit

Skyfall opens, as do all James Bond films, with an action sequence. Bond chases a villain through a Turkish marketplace, then onto a train, then onto the top of that train, and although the sequence is gripping and masterfully put together, it feels a bit tired. Two films after having our expectations of Bond reshuffled…